NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENTS

A few natural alternatives for all you mosquito magnets out there!

It’s so unfair 🙁  Whenever the weather turns nice, we have to lather ourselves in chemicals so we don’t get chased inside by swarms of mosquitoes. Here are a few natural solutions to consider:

  1. Go Natural – Make homemade sprays and lotions with essential oils such as lemon eucalyptus, lavender, mint or tea tree oils.
  2. Not on My Watch – Eliminate breeding places by covering or flipping over backyard bowls, buckets, bird baths or any other spot where there’s stagnant water.
  3. Get your Garden On – Plant citronella, geranium, eucalyptus, rosemary, catnip and lavender in both your garden and in pots as they all help repel the little bloodsuckers.
  4. Gone Batty – Bats eat thousands of mosquitoes each night so attracting them to your yard by installing a few bat boxes is a great way to defend against skeeters.

It’s well worth giving some of these natural alternatives a try to avoid the nasty chemicals that come in spray cans. Don’t forget to also wear light or neutral shades as mosquitoes are attracted to people wearing dark clothing and avoid any heavy, perfumed scents.